Avène Cleanance Cleansing Gel for Face and Body

Cardinal beauty rule number one: Never wash your face with plain old soap. This soap-free cleanser, made with French thermal spring water, has been keeping European beauties fresh-faced for decades. The gentle formula purifies skin without aggravating it, and is especially good for oily or blemish-prone skin types.

Avène Cleanance Cleansing Gel for Face and Body
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I have had acne since I was a teenager. I am now 29 and FINALLY able to get my acne under control. I used to have it so bad, my face was 50% scabs from oozing acne .... Anyways. I have been on amoxicillin for the last two years with generic Retin-A topical cream and a recommended Benzyol Peroxide face wash. I was given a sample of the Avene moisturizing face mask and fell in love with it. It is the only moisturizer that works on my chapped nose. So, since that worked so well I decided to try their other products. I purchased this face wash along with their cleanance expert face cream and I have been able to completely get rid of the benzoyl peroxide wash and Retin-A cream. Now when I use the benzoyl wash I notice how damaging it is to my skin. I use the Avene products with my amox. and I have almost perfect skin. I have never had that before and I seriously attribute it to these products. I hope this review helps convert someone because although these are more expensive than OTC or store bought items, IT IS WORTH IT. :)

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To be honest, this was not my most favorite sample from Birchbox. I was not very fond of the scent. And my skin felt kind of dry after using.

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Not good for dry skin types
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This cleanser really dried out my skin. The product does feel nice when applied and it has a very pleasant sent, but it is really suited for those with very oily skin.

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Got sample then ordered full size
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This feels amazing. A little bit goes a REALLY long way, and I'm not exaggerating. You get a lot of it in the full size, but only really need like a dime-sized amount. It lathers incredibly well and just feels great to apply to my skin, and my skin feels great afterward. It doesn't strip my skin or make me shiny, and seems to help balance my oil production. Just love it.

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Boight
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Not for sensitive eyes but is for sensitive skin... Love the feeling this gives

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I find this to be very gentle on my face. It is gentle and does not smell bad. I am not sure I have seen much of a change in my skin and am not sure I would purchase it again.

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Love It
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Was introduced to this line for the first time - love it. The sample worked great for on my oily skin but was too small. Eventually purchased the full size. Will definitely be buying more.

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Took this on vacation
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Took this little sample to Dominican Republic and loved the way this made my face not too dry and not too oily. For reference, I have dry skin immediately after I wash my face then after 3 hours the oil on my face just keeps creeping up .

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Liked it
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I really liked the way this cleanser made my skin feel and it smells pretty good too. However, I have oily skin and this cleanser dried my face out after a few days of using it morning and night.

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Great cleanser for sensitive, oily skin
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Used in conjunction with the toner and lotion - this was a great option that reduced oil and breakouts without freaking out my sensitive skin, especially when the weather was very dry.

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